Accessorizing

Accessorizing G style . . .

Cheers,
D

Sunday Night Entertainment

We had friends over for dinner Sunday night and being good hosts we made sure there was a lot of fun stuff to do.

The evening’s entertainment started promptly after an especially yummy dinner when G went across the road to retrieve his soccer ball and then calmly returned and informed me that there was a rattlesnake on the sidewalk . . . right in front of the giant retaining wall his sister likes to sit by and read. (shiver)

He wasn’t kidding.

C quickly dispatched the snake . . . because with the number of children and dogs in this neighborhood we really don’t welcome venomous biting creatures. We are picky hosts. It’s true.

The rest of us stood around and watched.

G had to have the rattle.

The head had to go in the storm drain.

This is what was left.

And that was just the evening’s opening act, albeit a difficult one to follow for sure.

Earlier in the day C built a giant cardboard scope of sorts so we could watch the eclipse (because he does really cool stuff like that). We hauled it out into the road and chased the sun around. We started in a neighbor’s driveway.

And then moved it up the hill.

Where random people and their dogs stopped by to check it out.

It was pretty neat to watch the sun take on the shape of the moon.

A nice finish to a lovely and exciting Sunday evening.

The end,
D

 

 

First Lost Tooth

G lost his first tooth on the 3rd of this month.

It seemed to go from barely loose to all but hanging out of his mouth in a very short period of time. He fussed about that tooth for a week and finally decided to try the string-door maneuver to pull it out. We managed to get the string around his tooth and secured the other end to a kitchen cupboard door. Just tightening the string pulled the tooth out. He never had the opportunity to slam the door. We have the video to prove it. I tried to capture it in all of its wobbly glory before it evacuated itself out of his mouth.

And now we have a boy with a little extra space in his mouth.

He is very excited.

Cheers,
D

Her Second Recital

R had her second successful piano recital last Saturday. It was held in the same church as the last one. This time there were an easy 300+ people there.

I can’t believe how different she looks sitting up on that stage at that big old grand piano . . . so much older than she looked last November.

She took a little bow.

She is so proud of herself.

So am I.
Cheers,
D

Eight Today . . . Nine Tomorrow

I love this picture . . . but not nearly as much as I love the little girl in the picture.  The little girl who turns nine years old tomorrow.

My goodness.

D